NASA eClips™ at Home
NASA eClips™ at Home fuels kids’ curiosity as they investigate science and the world around them through the lens of NASA. This program builds upon NASA eClips™ video segments to bring education and entertainment into the home and classroom. In each episode, interns work together to explore and demonstrate scientific concepts related to a specific topic. Segment topics developed for students in grades 4-7 and correlated with Virginia Standards of Learning, include simple machines, the solar system and the water cycle. NASA eClips™ video segments and many of the teacher resources were developed by the Center for Integrative STEM Education at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), in partnership with NASA
Mentored by National Institute of Aerospace STEM educators Dr. Sharon Bowers, Joan Harper-Neely, and Betsy McAllister, NIA/Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (CARE) interns Sarah Adewumi, Lenore Miller and Jacob Wologo create, direct and film the show from their homes. Final video production is performed by NIA media specialists Seth Robinson and Caleb Stern.
NASA eClips™ at Home airs on VPM Plus.
Meet the Creators
Sarah Adewumi, National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)/Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (CARE) Communications Intern
Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Sarah is a rising Senior attending the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. A young advocate for women in STEM, Sarah is majoring in Aviation Sciences with a Concentration in Management. Sarah’s future plans include obtaining a Master’s degree in Program Management, whilst continuing to pursue her passion for communications within the Aerospace industry. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, water sports, and spending time with family.
Lenore Miller, National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)/Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (CARE) Communications Intern
Lenore lives in Fayetteville, NC, and studies Chemistry and Materials Science at Fayetteville State University, where she has done research for 3 years. Her future goals are to obtain a master’s degree and doctorate in Materials Science and Cosmology, researching ways to use multiferroic materials to model the formation of cosmic strings in the early universe. Outside of school, her hobbies include ice skating, guitar and tabletop RPG games.
Jacob Wologo, National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)/Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (CARE) Communications Intern
Jacob grew up in Houston, TX, just minutes away from Johnson Space Center, and has always been fascinated by spaceflight. His goal has always been to work at NASA, whether as an astronaut, engineer or science communicator. His ideal future includes a job as a Public Affairs Officer with NASA, combining his passions for spaceflight and public communication. Outside of the world of spaceflight, he can be found making pieces of art, or making videos with his friends.
Dr. Sharon Bowers, National Institute of Aerospace Senior STEM Education Specialist
Sharon is the Senior STEM Specialist at the Center for Integrative STEM Education at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) where she and her teammates develop NASA eClips and other resources that model best practice in the use of instructional technology to support STEM education. Sharon has developed and teaches graduate courses for McDaniel College that lead to a certificate in STEM Instructional Leadership. She earned her B.A. in Biology, her M.Ed. in Special Education (both from McDaniel College), and her Ed.D. in Integrative STEM Education from Virginia Tech. Sharon enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and flying down ziplines.
Joan Harper-Neely, National Institute of Aerospace STEM Education Specialist
Joan Harper-Neely is the STEM Education Specialist at the Center for Integrative STEM Education at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). She is a member of the team that produces the NASA eClips videos and educator guides. Joan received her M.S.Ed. from Regent University with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. Joan enjoys planning and delivering teacher webinars and face-to-face professional development on best practices for integrating STEM into the curriculum. One of her passions is Children’s Engineering. As a member of the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council (VCEC), Joan works with the board to fulfill the mission to develop instructional materials and provide teachers with professional development experiences that enable them to teach students to use, create, control and access technology.
Betsy McAllister, Hampton City Schools STEM Teacher Specialist and National Institute of Aerospace Educator in Residence
Betsy is the STEM Teacher Specialist for Hampton City Schools in Hampton, VA and the Educator in Residence at the Center for Integrative STEM Education at NIA. She received her B.A. in Biology from Hollins University and her M.S.Ed. from Old Dominion University, with an emphasis in science education. Betsy has been a science educator for 28 years and currently enjoys supporting teachers in their growth as STEM educators and engaging students in real-world STEM experiences. She is passionate about environmental education and volunteers her time as both a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist.
Seth Robinson, National Institute of Aerospace Media Specialist II
A native of Yorktown, VA, Seth has a passion for creating high-quality, entertaining, graphical video productions. Seth began his career in high school where he directed several student productions and continued to pursue higher education by attending Full Sail University where he earned a Bachelors in Science for Film Production. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA to work in the film industry and gained experience operating various crew positions at some of the most prestigious sound stages with world renowned talent and production crews. Seth also has experience running his own video production company and working with his local government as a Video Specialist. Currently, Seth pursues his goal of creating the highest quality content and trendsetting new production technology workflows for content such as immersive 360 video, bonded cellular live productions, and hologram video.
Caleb Stern, Media Program Manager
Caleb Stern is an international award-winning video producer from Virginia Beach, VA. He holds an M.F.A. in cinema and television directing and a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Before becoming part of the team at NIA, Caleb directed a video ad campaign for an Eastern European software company, directed a program for an international broadcasting network, produced a video series for the National Institute for Learning Development, and spearheaded numerous other productions. He has won several Telly Awards, a Gold Remi Award, a Gold Aurora Award, multiple awards for Best Film and various other accolades at national and international film festivals. In his spare time Caleb enjoys gaming and stargazing.